Since both of Bessie's parents died in Gage Co., I thought it appropriate to place her death certificate with her parents on this page. NOTE:Bessie is buried Heim Cemetery, Dawson, Richardson Co NE ... Headstone inscription "Daughter of J.F. and L.E" Lot No. 73 Grave 2 with her father.
STATE OF NEBRASKA, CERTIFICATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH: County; Richardson; Register No. 5; State of Nebr. Date: March 31, 1906 (2155 Mar. 1906); Village of Dawson (H-360) Ward; FULL NAME: Bessie Heater; Sex: Female; Color: White; Date of Birth: March 10, 1896; Age: 10 years 21 days; Birthplace: Richardson Co, Nebraska; Father: J. F. Heater, Braxton Co., West Virginia; Mother: Lucinda Spaulding, Larance Co Kentucky; Occupation: Laborer; "The above stated personal particulars are true to the best of my knowledge and belief" Informant: J. F. Heater, Dawson, Nebraska; Filed: Prior to Dec. 31, 1906; Registrar: E. W. Buser; Date of Death: March 31, 1906; I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from March 10, 1906 to March 31, 1906 and the death occurred, on the date stated above at Dawson Nebr. on March 31; 7 a.m.; The cause of death was as follows: __hrauice Pareuelysecatious__ [MD transcription difficult to read] Nephritis; Signed: A. E. Beorgher, MD; Place of Burial: Dawson Nebr.; Date of Burial: April 1, 1906; Undertaker: E. W. Buser, Dawson, Nebr.